He was an Anti-Apartheid Activist, President Of ANC, and Former President Of South Africa. Nelson Mandela was born Rolihlahla Mandela on July 18 on 1918, at Mvezo, CapeProcince, South Africa. His farther’s name was Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa and his mother’s name was Nosekeni Fanny. His father served as a local chief and councilor to the monarch.
Education Of Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela was the first in his family to attend school. Mandela grew up in the village of Qunu. He attended a local Methodist school where he was given the name. Nelson by one of his teachers. Mandela attended his secondary education from a reputed institution, a post which he enrolled at the Methodist college in Fort Beaufort in 1937.
He then attended the University of Fort Hare to achieve his graduation degree but thanks to his involvement within the Student Representative Council and his boycotting against the university policies, He was told to leave. Mandela moved to Johannesburg in 1941. There he completed his BA via a correspondence course during the night. Post completing his BA in 1943, Mandela enrolled at the University of Witwatersrand to initiate his law studies. After that Mandela joined AfricanNational Congrees Youth League.
His first marriage was to Evelyn Ntoko Mase on October 5, 1944, at the age of 26. In 1947, Mandela of a Secretary at the ANCYL. Mandela appointed as the national president of the ANCYL in 1950. By this time Mandela continued his fight against racism. In July 1952 the suppression of the Communism Act in Johannesburg.Mandela’s imprisonment
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December 5 In 1956 Mandela arrested on grounds of high treason against the state. In 1957 he divorced his first wife. Mandela married his 2nd wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on June 14, 1958. From 1961 until 1961 Mandela traveled throughout the country in a disguised avatar and spread the mass stay-at-home strike. He also involved in organizing the ANC’s new cell structure.
With his multi-party talks, he argued for the primary multi-ethnic election. Mandela participated in South Africa’s first democratic election in 1994.. Mandela was South Africa’s first elected president. He was also the country’s first black president. His main aim was to kill racism. He ended the apartheid regime and established a new constitution. After his first term, Mandela refused to run for a second term and retired from active politics. He founded the Mandela Foundation and served as a mediator in the Burundi War.
Nelson Mandela got the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 witch he dedicated Mahatma Gandhi, whom he was deeply influenced. In 1995, he divorces his second wife. Mandela married his third wife, Grace Machel, on his 80th birthday in 1998. He had 5 children. For his great work in the anti-apartheid movement, The United Nations General Assembly declared Mandela’s birthday as “Mandela Day” in 2009. Due to respiratory illness, H died on 5 December 2013 In Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa at the age of 95.
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